July 2010


  • Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) joins the network of UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices
  • Regional Workshop for the African continent conducted by UN-SPIDER
  • SpaceAid supporting response to floods in Moldova, Burkina Faso, and Pakistan

Community News

  • Disasters covered by Sentinel Asia in July 2010
  • International Charter Space and Major Disasters activated for floods in China
  • SAFER activated for floods in Moldova
  • Global Fire Monitoring Center provides daily updates about wildfires in Russia
  • TanDEM-X delivers first 3D images
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) to develop satellite surveying technology
  • Earth Disasters: A future vision of response and recovery tools
  • ISRO successfully launches Cartosat-2B alongside four other satellites
  • Predicting dust storms with infrared satellites
  • First output of the project to assess coastal vulnerability

Conferences and Workshops

  • International Summer School 2010 on Geo-Technologies Applied to Marine Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Azores Island, 7-12 August 2010
  • 2010 Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguaçu, 8-12 August 2010
  • ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, Kyoto, 9-12 August 2010
  • Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management 2010, Suva, 9-13 August 2010
  • Regional Training Course on Incident Command System for Disaster Management, Phuket, 9-15 August 2010
  • The 5th Regional Training Course GIS for Disaster Risk Management - Level I (GIS4DM-I), Bangkok, 16-27 August 2010
  • International Interdisciplinary CODATA Workshop on Risk Models and Applications, Berlin, 26-27 August 2010
  • Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region, Kathmandu, 4-6 October 2010

Upcoming UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities

  • Fourth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology: “The 4C – Challenge: Communication – Coordination – Cooperation – Capacity Development”, Bonn, 12-14 October 2010

Upcoming Events Supported by UN-SPIDER

  • 8th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment, Addis Ababa, 25-29 October 2010
  • Gi4DM 2011 – GeoInformation for Disaster Management, Antalya, 3-8 May 2011


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